Title: Song of Enlightenment
Site: 1818 E. 71st Street, Chicago
Artists: Mirtes Zwierzynski, Rene Townsend, and Orisegun Olomidun
Community Participants:18 teen participants
Sponsors: Chicago Public Art Group, The Neighborhood Institute, and Urban Gateways
Scale: Six panels - 40 x 97 inches each
Materials:Ceramic tile mosaic
Information: This arts-turned-business incubator building is enlivened with a variety of visually striking mosaics created by CPAG artists with local youths. Seven inset panels on the front of the building were filled with mosaic designs representing each of the seven African Orisha-- “gods and goddesses” of many West African spiritual practices.